Sun hits 1000 year peak of activity (or put a fork in AGW its done)
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Scientists based at the Institute for Astronomy in Zurich used ice cores from Greenland to construct a picture of our star's activity in the past.
They say that over the last century the number of sunspots rose at the same time that the Earth's climate became steadily warmer.
But the most striking feature, he says, is that looking at the past 1,150 years the Sun has never been as active as it has been during the past 60 years.
Pretty much wraps it up and puts a bow on it doesn't it. No surprise to the people that have been following this debate with an open mind. No surprise to scientists that kept their wits, skepticism and integrity. Not much of a surprise to historians either.
This may come as a surprise to the politicians that shouted the science is settled. (maybe not you don't really think politicians believe what they say ?) It may come as a surprise to the people that scheduled global warming conferences during the dead of winter. It almost certainly comes as a surprise to those that paid money for carbon credits.
What should conservatives take away from this ? That when someone is selling you salvation, best to be damn certain they represent the Deity. That when a politician promises to help you its best to keep your hand on your wallet. That bureaucrats see their work as interfering in your life.
Then again most conservatives already knew the above, and most liberals will never learn.
P.S. Are they going to start selling solar offsets ? Perhaps paying people to put mirrors on the equator ?